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Seminars: Tuesdays at 4:00pm in Genentech Hall Auditorium

September 26, 2017

Elçin Ünal

UC Berkeley

“Meiotic Differentiation: Uncovering Unique Modes of Gene Regulation and Organelle Remodeling”

October 24, 2017

Andrew Holland

Johns Hopkins University

“Once and only once: Mechanisms of centriole duplication and their deregulation in disease”

October 31, 2017

Gary Ruvkun


“C. elegans surveillance of conserved cellular components to detect and defend pathogen attacks, real or imagined

November 14, 2017

Sebastian Lourido

MIT, Whitehead Institute

“Genome-Wide Approaches to Unlock the Mysteries of Apicomplexan Parasitism"

December 12, 2017

Antonio Girardez


“Deciphering gene regulatory codes during embryonic development"

January 9, 2018

Douglas Black


"Mechanisms and Programs of Posttranscriptional Gene Regulation in Neurons"

January 23, 2018

Antony Jose

University of Maryland, College Park

"Deciphering the cell code that perpetuates animal life"

January 30, 2018

Scott Kennedy


"Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance Factors Localize to Temporally and Spatially Ordered Liquid Droplet Assemblages"

February 13, 2018

Ellen Yeh


"End of a beautiful symbiosis: seeking antimalarial targets in a relationship gone bad"

February 20, 2018

Houra Merrikh

University of Washington

"The clash of macromolecular titans: replication-transcription conflicts in bacteria"

February 27, 2018

Joshua Kaplan


"Using C. Elegans to Study Psychiatric Disorders"

March 13, 2018

Nels Elde

University of Utah

"Evolutionary innovations from biological collisions"

March 20, 2018

Emma Farley

UC San Diego

"Regulatory principles governing enhancer specificity during development"

May 8, 2018

Arjun Raj


"Rare cell analysis of therapy resistance in cancer"

May 22, 2018

Maitreya Dunham

University of Washington

 “Evolution of yeast hybrids in the lab and in the brewery”

May 29, 2018

Gia Voeltz

University of Colorado, Boulder

“The role of ER membrane contact sites in regulating the structure of other organelles”

June 5, 2018

Melanie Blokesch

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL)

“How the pathogen Vibrio cholerae kills its bacterial enemies and embraces its kin”